The Union Cabinet gave approval for raising four more battalions of the National Disaster Response Force NDRF. The estimated cost for the approval is Rs.637 crore. The aim is to reduce the response time, keeping in view the country’s vast geographic area. These four battalions will initially be raised as two battalions in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and one each in the BorderRead More
The government approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana PMGSY beyond the 12th five year plan period. The decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs would help in connecting 38,412 habitations at an estimated cost of Rs 84, 934 crores. The target of connecting 1,78,184 eligible habitations under PMGSY was expected to be completed by March 2019.Read More
The government introduced four Bills seeking to amend the Goods and Services Tax GST laws that will make return forms simpler and raise the turnover threshold for availing composition scheme to Rs. 1.5 crore. The amendment Bills the Central GST (Amendment) Bill, the Integrated GST (Amendment) Bill, the GST (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill and the Union TerritoryRead More
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Aviation Suresh Prabhu launched Niryat Mitra mobile App. The app developed by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is available both on Android and on IOS platforms. It provides a wide range of information required to undertake international trade right from the policy provisions for export and import, applicable GST rate,Read More
The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari launched the Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) and Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage portals. These are two IT initiatives of the Road Transport & Highways Ministry that are aimed at expediting pre-construction processes relating to bidding and land acquisition respectively.BIMS is aimed at streamlining the process of pre-qualification of bidders for EPC Mode of contracts for National Highway works with enhanced transparency and objectivity.Read More
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